Nutcracker Ballet - Albuquerque (NM)

Kiva Auditorium at Albuquerque Convention Center
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Audition to Dance with Us in Albuquerque Wednesday, October 23

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 4:00 p.m.
MB Host Studio: Renee Antoinette's School of Dance: 920 S. Main St., Belen, NM 87002
Audition Director: Mariia Yevdokymova

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Albuquerque and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’sDance with Us student snowflakes roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Albuquerque Sunday, December 15

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Albuquerque with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at KIVA Auditorium on Sun., Dec. 15, 3 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. 

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages. 

Musical Wunderkind in Albuquerque: Cellist Levi Jensen and Violinist Lorenzo Gallegos

Albuquerque’s Levi Jensen, 18, began playing cello at the age of 5 at the University of New Mexico Lab School. He currently performs with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and has performed several years with the New Mexico All-State Orchestra. He has been a member of Mad About Music (MAM), an all-strings folk music group, which has toured both nationally and internationally, and has performed in many community performances including the Messiah and Pippin. Jensen currently studies with James Holland.

Lorenzo Gallegos is a 17-year-old violinist from Albuquerque, N.M., who has been playing the violin for about seven years. He is currently in his senior year of high school. Gallegos began playing the violin at the beginning of sixth grade. In seventh grade he auditioned for and became a member of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. A year later he joined the Albuquerque Junior Orchestra. Gallegos began taking private lessons from a family friend who played Mariachi music at their favorite restaurant before his former teacher recommended Kristin Cram who taught him the Suzuki Method for three years. During this time, Gallegos made it into the top group in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony program as second violin in his freshman year and first violin in his sophomore year. He then began studying with Leonard Felberg, an internationally known and esteemed violin pedagogue who died in 2018. Gallegos also attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in the summer of 2019. He is currently studying with David Felberg, Leonard Felberg’s son. David Felberg is instructor of violin and director of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble at the University of New Mexico. He is currently the associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. 

About Host Studio: Renee Antoinette's School of Dance

Welcome to Renee Antoinette's School of Dance! Dancing can be something people are self-conscious about but no matter what your dancing experience, Renee’s Studio teaches everyone to move across the dance floor like a professional! Renee offers lessons in many styles of dance including but not limited to Ballet and Pointe, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. The studio is certified in the renowned Cecchetti method, a forerunner of the Russian Vaganova style. The studio has classes for three year olds through adults, and for boys and girls. The level of classes spans from Beginner to Professional.  The studio is locally owned & operated for more than 20 years. The professional instructors make students of all ages feel at ease, while learning the latest dance styles. 

About the Kiva Auditorium

The Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center is where the “Stars” shine bright in Albuquerque, George Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Seinfeld and Norah Jones have all graced the stage in one of New Mexico’s most beloved entertainment destinations.

Located on the upper level of the West Complex, the Kiva Auditorium boasts a proscenium stage and half-round seating for 2,300 people, making it an elegant but intimate setting for concerts, comedy shows, lectures, general sessions or graduations. The Auditorium’s backstage area includes a spacious Green Room appointed with a kitchenette, two large chorus dressing rooms, two private dressing rooms and two conveniently-located production offices.  Share the stage with the stars and book your next special event at the Kiva Auditorium!